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Cleverley shoes with laces and elastic

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zjpj83, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. zjpj83

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    Very clever...ley. Although wearing custm shoes made for someone else is not very clever.
    Grayson
     


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    Interesting. These were made when George G. was on Cork Street which was in about the 1974 time period. I wonder if the elastic is still any good (although I'm sure a decent cobbler could replace, as could Cleverley of course).
     


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    These shoes seem to have proper, functioning laces in addition to the elastic. Here is a sample of Cleverley's faux-laces shoes: [​IMG] More pictures: http://shoe-com.hp.infoseek.co.jp/count019.htm
    The elastic in the shoes on offer looks fine to me. Old, worn-out elastic crinkles round the edges like a cabbage leaf. It can't be easily replaced, as you cannot put the shoe under a sewing machine. You might have to wait until the entire shoe gets dismantled for a resoling.
     


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    Originally Posted by kabert,April 10 2005,19:11
    I wonder if the elastic is still any good (although I'm sure a decent cobbler could replace, as could Cleverley of course).
    The elastic in the shoes on offer looks fine to me. Old, worn-out elastic crinkles round the edges like a cabbage leaf. It can't be easily replaced, as you cannot put the shoe under a sewing machine. You might have to wait until the entire shoe gets dismantled for a resoling.
    A great shoe Bengal Stripe. Pity it wasn't wine or dark brown. Your right though, l have never seen an elastic shoe with lacing.
     


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    I find the combination of side elastic and laces singularly ugly and silly... why have both?
     


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    For the same reason that some people wear suspenders and belts at the same time?
     


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    (T4phage @ April 11 2005,08:22) I find the combination of side elastic and laces singularly ugly and silly... why have both?
    For the same reason that some people wear suspenders and belts at the same time?
    [​IMG] Exactly. Who knows when one of them will give out.
     


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    Redundancy is good. Double or triple redundancy is better. Use duct tape, too.
     


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    (T4phage @ April 11 2005,08:40) [​IMG] Â Exactly. Â Who knows when one of them will give out.
    Redundancy is good. Double or triple redundancy is better. Use duct tape, too.
    I think you mean Velcro.
     


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    jcusey Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Why not both?
     


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    (T4phage @ April 11 2005,08:55) I think you mean Velcro.
    Why not both?
    True, quad redundant shoe retaining system. [​IMG]
     


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    I would have mentioned staples, too, but they would damage the leather.
     


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    I find the combination of side elastic and laces singularly ugly and silly... why have both?
     


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    It's like keeping a dog and doing the barking yourself.
     


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